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Lightforest: the holographic rainforest
Author(s): Betsy A. Connors
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Paper Abstract

Lightforest is a large-scale holographic work permanently installed at the MIT Museum in Cambridge MA. Organic shapes in the rounded walls and floor of a small room (15 by 10 by 9 feet) frame the approximately 200 white-light transmission or rainbow holograms of fabricated rainforest plants combined with light and image projections. Sound and computer-controlled lighting and the use of motion and proximity sensors enhance viewer interaction. Primary funding of Lightforest came through an AT&T Foundation's New Experiments in Art and Technology initiative. An outgrowth of the project has been the creation of a Holography Teaching Program at the MIT Museum, The Lightforest installation makes important connections between art, technology, education, and the environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3011, Practical Holography XI and Holographic Materials III, (10 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271367
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Betsy A. Connors, ACME Holography (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3011:
Practical Holography XI and Holographic Materials III
Stephen A. Benton; T. John Trout, Editor(s)

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